Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day Seven... I'm tagged!

Nothing new to report on the goal front (though I'm hoping that the clean kitchen post will be coming soon!) but I got tagged by my sorority sister Lauren to answer these questions!

1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why?

Hmmm... probably the ability to fly.  I mean, who doesn't want to be able to fly?

2. Who is your style icon?

Good question (and now I'm hearing John's response whenever I say that: "Bad answer!")  I love Reese Witherspoon's style... I kind of have a girl crush on her.
3. What is your favorite quote?

Ok, here's where I get all talky.  Because I have 2, and one is really long. 

"If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you."  (Christopher Robin always knew the right thing to say)

And one that I feel really sums up love:

"Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling. Now no feeling can be relied on to last in its full intensity, or even to last at all. Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go. And in fact, whatever people say, the state called “being in love” usually does not last. If the old fairy-tale ending “They lived happily ever after” is taken to mean “They felt for the next fifty years exactly as they felt the day before they were married,” then it says what probably never was nor ever could be true, and would be highly undesirable if it were. Who could bear to live in that excitement for even five years? What would become of your work, your appetite, your sleep, your friendships?
But, of course, ceasing to be “in love” need not mean ceasing to love. Love in this second sense–love as distinct from “being in love”–is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by the grace which both ask, and receive, from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other. They can retain this love even when each would easily, if they allowed themselves, be “in love” with someone else.

“Being in love” first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.

It is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it."


4. What is the best compliment you've ever received?

Recently?  Probably being told by our obedience trainer that while we'd taken on a lot with our dogs, we were making a lot of progress with them and we should be proud of ourselves.

5. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now?

Whatever John's listening to!

6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?

I'm a night person.  I try and try and try to get to sleep earlier knowing that I get up at 6, and I still can't get myself to bed before 11!

7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?

I love dogs.  Love them.  When I was younger, I always wanted a dog.  Within a year of being married, I had two.  Cats are ok but... dogs.

8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?

Well, my blog is Catherine's 101... so a blog about my 101 goals!

And now I don't have enough readers to tag lol.  Thanks for thinking of me, Lauren! :)

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